1244. Costs relating to enfranchisement.

Where a person gives notice1 of his desire to have the freehold of a house2 and premises3, then, unless the notice lapses under any statutory provision excluding his liability4, there must be borne by him, so far as they are incurred in pursuance of the notice, the reasonable costs of or incidental to any of the following matters:


    (1)     any investigation by the landlord5 of that person's right to acquire the freehold;


    (2)     any conveyance or assurance of the house and premises or any part thereof or of any outstanding estate or interest therein;